A gloriously British event - The Battle Proms at Highclere Castle where they filmed Downton Abbey.
The earth around the lake is covered in a profusion of white feathers, like a smattering of summer snow. What are the odds of finding on blue feather in all these white ones, let alone three?
The feeling of driving my own car again is unexpectedly joyful, even though she doesn't have a powerful engine or loads of gadgets. She is mine.
In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space. Kew Gardens I'd heard about Dale Chihuly's "Reflections on Nature" sculptures at Kew and was keen to see them myself. To say I was speechless is an understatement, but not for … Continue reading Fantastical glass sculptures at Kew Gardens
My very first visit to Kew Gardens - paying attention to patterns
A visit to West Sussex turned out to be a trip down memory lane for me - a 30 year-old lane to be precise! J an I decided to go on a mini adventure on Friday and planned a simple picnic of supermarket meal deals! We collected my son, T and drove South East to … Continue reading A visual feast! The Ouse Valley Viaduct
If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me
England, Wednesday 20th March 2019, Day 46 I had such plans for this sabbatical, fantasising about BEING and DOING, balancing the two. The realisation that I am already half way through the planned 3 month break is brutal! Now, as I knew I would, I have days without multiple to-do lists, without deadlines, without meetings, … Continue reading Notes from my Sabbatical 
Bees are metaphors for my life as it is today.
Week One of my new big adventure. Settling into my space